He defended the City Council's record, admitting “We're disappointed to have come 15th on the index this year, but we're currently awaiting the result of Forum For The Future's own review of its data.”
Well the wait is over, and (drumroll please) Manchester's position is now... still 15th.
The following was sent to us by Forum for the Future:
Thanks to the Manchester Climate Fortnightly for the piece about our Sustainable Cities Index. Although we still waiting to take delivery of the amended report, we thought your readers would be interested to read our latest blog which contains the corrected rankings. Manchester remains at fifteen. It can be read here: